5 Ways Being a Change Agent Can Equal Profits
By Dr. Karen Keller, Ph.D.
I always find it interesting that so few of us deal well with change, when it's one of the most common constants in the world. Change happens. It's all around us! Yet for some reason, when change affects our lives or workplace, we have a little meltdown and don't really know what to do. Today I want to let you in on a little secret: If you learn to embrace change (and even be the agent of change), you can reap the rewards.
Here are five ways that you can use change to make a profit:
Jump on new opportunities. If you aren't willing to jump on the bandwagon when change happens, you won't be there to benefit. I'm not saying you should support every new idea that comes out. Of course, do your research, but don't be afraid to support something new and different.
Be willing to take a risk. You know the saying, "The greater the risk, the greater the reward." This is oftentimes very true, especially when it comes to embracing change. Be willing to take a risk and you'll likely see some great dividends.
Lead – don't follow. Leaders are always the ones that make change. Leaders are also the ones who get promoted and earn more money. Don't be content simply following the leader. BE the leader.
Stay current. How can you embrace change if you don't know what's happening around you in the world? Stay as up to date on news, politics, technology, etc. as you can in order to be certain that you are one of the first people to learn about upcoming change.
Support visionaries. People that are innovative aren't always natural leaders or even good marketers. If you can help to support people that have great vision and are constantly seeking to change the world, you will see the rewards that their innovations bring.
Karen Keller, Ph. D., creator of The Influence It! program, is the first Influence Expert for women. Unlike other psychologists, Karen is also a Master Certified Coach and the only modern-day teacher of Influence as a way of inner thinking and being…then ultimately doing for having more of what you (really) want. Karen is publisher of Influence It! Real POWER for Women, The Web's #1 Resource for the Influential Woman's Journey, visit http://karen-keller.com/female-leadership-influence-success/. Her newest offering is a coaching program for women who desire to uncover (and use) their true influence power http://karen-keller.com/members. Join Karen as she shares the latest proven strategies for a balanced take-charge life!